Lotusland

About half a year before my trip to the US, I was listening to NPR and happened to hear about Lotusland, a large garden in Santa Barbara. It sounded interesting and after looking it up online, I asked my aunt if she had ever been. She answered she hadn’t even heard of it and would […]

Sicilian Caponata

This year’s hot and dry weather has caused the garden to explode earlier than it usually does. When I returned from picking everything that was ripe, I realized that I had all the ingredients for caponata. Caponata is a Sicilian dish similar to the Provençal dish ratatouille which also features eggplant and tomatoes as the […]

The Garden's Seasons

Whenever the first pear drops to the ground, I feel as if late summer has started and we are quickly making our way to autumn. The past two years, I posted first a recipe for zucchini rolls and then two summer salads. This has been an interesting garden year to say the least. We had […]

Summer in the Garden

This summer has definitely been one for the books. Just as quickly as it came, it went, and now we’re easing into autumn. It’s raining now, the sky is overcast, but this summer has left me happy. After last year’s virtually non-existent summer, I savored every moment of sun this year, never knowing how long […]